Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I love it! I wish they’d stop changing the covers in the middle of the series but I still love it.
The sizzling, un-put-downable sequel to the bestselling Rebel of the Sands!
Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al’Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.
When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.
Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.
I love this author. I love this book. Why? Because it doesn’t have middle book syndrome. You know that middle book the just DRAAAGGGS and it overall plot and reason for loving it all in the first place dies. Yes it’s a horrible disease and sadly it happens all to often….
BUT never fear Alwyn Hamilton did not let us down and this book was amazing as you think it’s going to be.
This book is significantly longer than Rebel, like 200+ pages more! More history, more legends, more plot, more story, more backstory, more understands, more characters, more twists and turns, more EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE! And it’s all brilliant.
So here we are, Jin left Amani for fear that he would watch her die. Oh OH! Karma for Amani right?! well I love how all these characters are oh so flawed and make terrible choices and that’s what makes them so great. I love Amani I love her sassy mouth and everything about her. When Amani is kidnapped well that when the plot thickens…
Oh how I don’t want to say too much especially if you haven’t read the first book, (WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO READ IT NOW!). This book had me questioning everything. I was scared. I literally had myself torn and frightened at where the author was going to take me. I kept second guessing myself and became just as confused as Amani!
Overall : This book did not disappoint if you haven’t noticed. If you loved the first book be prepared for just more story. Get prepared for more backdrop and understand and clicking and everything. It’s all worth it.
*A HUGE thank you to Viking Books for this ARC which I got in exchange for an honest review*